MINSK, 9 December (BelTA) - Belarusian athletes are taking part in the third stage of the Russian Biathlon Cup which has kicked off in the Pearl of Siberia sports center in Tyumen, Russia, BelTA has learned.
On 8 December Dzinara Alimbekava of Belarus placed second in the women's sprint with one penalty, 30.6 seconds behind the winner, Yelizaveta Kaplina of Russia.
As for the other Belarusian athletes who took part in the race, Adelina Sabitava finished 15th, Irina Kruchinkina – 16th, Elena Kruchinkina – 26th among 41 biathletes.
The men's sprint race opened the competition program on 8 December. Anton Smolski of Belarus finished 5th with one penalty, 25 seconds behind the winner, Eduard Latypov of Russia. Maksim Varabei of Belarus placed ninth with two penalties.
Two pursuit races in Tyumen are scheduled for 10 December. The Russian Biathlon Cup event will wrap up with two mass starts on 11 December.